We’ve seen some good football as of late. There was the thriller in Tampa Bay last Monday with Clemson and Alabama to determine a champion, the Packers and Cowboys yesterday was by far the best game of the NFL playoffs and maybe the best game of the season and the Steelers and Chiefs was a low scoring battle that saw the Steelers score all 18 of their points on field goals. Round two is over and four remain. Here’s what’s upcoming then we’re onto Houston, Texas to crown a champion.
NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers at Atlanta Falcons– The Packers are the hottest team in the NFL right now. Eight straight wins and counting and during this stretch, Aaron Rodgers has played some of the best football of his career. Since the month of November, he’s thrown a total of 24 touchdown passes and a single interception. He said they would run the table and so far, they’ve been on a roll. The Atlanta Falcons, how impressive have they’ve been? Matt Ryan put the finishing touches on his MVP season against the Seahawks on Saturday. Let’s give Kyle Shanahan a lot of credit for being the blueprint behind this offense. They’re spreading the football around to everyone within the offense and if you’re open, you are getting the football. This will be the final game ever at the Georgia Dome. This could be another classic.
AFC Championship: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots– The Steelers at one point lost four games in a row after their 4-1 start and that also includes a loss to these same New England Patriots. They won out and here they are a game away from the Super Bowl. I took away some positives and negatives from yesterday. The positive was their defense because they have been up and down throughout the year. Their offense just couldn’t get anything going. Le’Veon had another great game, but they scored all 18 points on field goals. I can sit here and say I was not impressed with the Patriots on Saturday. The offensive line was bad all around, the running game was absent and the defense had their lapses here and there, but made plays when they had too. These two teams know each other so well.
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